Hair Waxing, Is It Worth the Pain?

When you hear the term “Hair Removal” it usually goes hand in hand with the word “Wax” hence the use of a waxing product to remove unwanted hair from the root, Hair Waxing is the most popular method of hair removal today and has been used for centuries due to its many benefits. In this article, we will be exploring the different types of hair waxing and the benefits of this method of hair removal. To start let us look into the two main types of hair waxing;

  • Hot Wax is applied to the skin in a liquid form and then hardens as it cools. The hardened wax is then pulled off the skin, taking the hair with it. Hot wax is typically used for larger areas of the body, such as the legs and arms. There are two types of waxing products used in Hot Waxing, Hard Wax is a type of hot wax that hardens as it cools and is typically used for sensitive areas of the body such as the bikini area while Soft Wax is a type of hot wax that is applied to the skin in a liquid form and is removed using a strip of cloth or paper.
  • Cold Wax, on the other hand, is applied to the skin in a solid form and is removed using a strip of cloth or paper. Cold wax is typically used for smaller areas of the body, such as the eyebrows and upper lip, and is known for its ability to remove longer hairs. Strip wax is a type of cold wax that is applied to the skin using a spatula and then removed using a strip of cloth or paper.

While hair waxing has many benefits, it is important to note that it can be painful and can cause redness and irritation in some people. However, some fail to see that with pain comes great benefits;

  • One of the main benefits of waxing is its long-lasting results. Unlike other methods of hair removal, such as shaving or using depilatory creams, waxing removes hair from the root, meaning it takes longer for the hair to grow back. This can result in smooth, hair-free skin for several weeks.
  • Despite the stigma of waxing being painful, it is also generally gentler on the skin compared to other hair removal methods. Shaving and using depilatory creams can irritate the skin and cause redness and bumps, but waxing is less likely to do so. 
  • Waxing can have an exfoliating effect on the skin, helping to remove dead skin cells and leaving the skin looking smoother and more refreshed.
  • Finally, waxing can be a cost-effective option in the long run. While the initial cost of waxing may be more expensive than other methods of hair removal, the longer-lasting results can make it a cost-effective choice in the long run.

I bet you’re now pumped and excited to say goodbye to that unwanted hair! Before anything else remember that it is always best to first consult with a dermatologist or a licensed esthetician before starting any hair removal treatment. Finding one has never been easier, just search for “Dermatologist Near Me” or “Waxing Salon Near Me” and simply click to book an appointment today.

Francis O'Palick 13/02/2023

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